Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: LVLT) today announced it has selected Anthony Fogel as chief human resources officer. Fogel brings more than 20 years of human resources experience to Level 3. He will be based at the company’s headquarters in Broomfield, Colo.

“Level 3 employees are our company’s greatest advantage, and Tony Fogel’s proven success in business and as a leader of global human resources will be integral to our company’s continued success,” said James Crowe, chief executive officer of Level 3.

“I am thrilled to be joining the Level 3 team,” said Fogel. “Level 3’s commitment to outstanding customer service begins with its people, and I look forward to working with the team to foster a culture of excellence.”

Prior to joining Level 3, Fogel was executive vice president of Human Resources and Administration at Care One LLC. Fogel also brings global leadership and human resources experience from Pepsi-Cola Company, Morgan Stanley, Lehman Brothers and Marathon Asset Management. He will begin his new role on Aug. 24.

About Level 3 Communications

Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: LVLT) is a leading international provider of fiber-based communications services. Enterprise, content, wholesale and government customers rely on Level 3 to deliver services with an industry-leading combination of scalability and value over an end-to-end fiber network. Level 3 offers a portfolio of metro and long-haul services, including transport, data, Internet, content delivery and voice. For more information, visit www.Level3.com.

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Forward-Looking Statement

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